Why bailouts make sense under these circumstances

By Scott Hamilton Commentary March 18, 2020, © Leeham News: The Federal government is preparing a bailout, said to be more than $1 trillion, to pump into the US economy. Airlines want $50bn. Boeing wants $60bn for the… Read More

US carriers not at imminent risk of bankruptcy despite potential shutdown

By Judson Rollins March 16, 2020, © Leeham News: Throughout Sunday afternoon and evening, reports – all unconfirmed – began to emerge in the US that as early as today, the Trump administration may announce a suspension of… Read More

An upcoming shakeup in European skies

By Vincent Valery Introduction   Mar. 3, 2020, © Leeham News: After the 2012-2014 European sovereign debt crisis, passenger traffic grew briskly in Europe. The expansion of low-cost airlines, combined with increasing passenger traffic from Asia, contributed to this… Read More

JetBlue, a carrier at crossroads

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Feb. 17, 2020, © Leeham News: JetBlue Airways has come a long way since it started operations in 2000. The airline celebrated its 20th-anniversary last week. While the US legacy carriers were… Read More

Air Canada inaugurates A220-300 service today

Jan. 16, 2020, © Leeham News: Air Canada inaugurates Airbus A220-300 service today, becoming the second North American carrier to operate the A220. Delta Air Lines was the first, with the A220-100 last year. It is the first… Read More

Converting customers to the FSA

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Nov. 28, 2019, © Leeham News: As Boeing works its way through the 737 MAX crisis, all consideration whether to launch the New Midmarket Aircraft (NMA) is on hold. But the Boeing… Read More

Embraer sees need for 10,550 airplanes in 50-150 sectors

May 29, 2019, © Leeham News: Embraer, in what will be its last 20-year market forecast as an independent company, sees a demand for 10,550 jet and turboprop aircraft from 50 to 150 seats through 2038. The company,… Read More

E175-E2 prototype in production, first flight by year end

May 28, 2019, © Leeham News: The first E175-E2 prototype is now in production at the Embraer plant here at Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, despite having no firm orders and only a single conditional order for 100… Read More

Airlines must change tactics to attract maintenance workers

#MROAM Subscription Required Introduction April 18, 2019, © Leeham News: Airlines need to create a pleasing work environment even in the industrial atmosphere of “wrench turners” if they are going to attract millennials to become maintenance workers. Boeing… Read More

Training is a factor in the MAX crashes

  April 15, 2019, © Leeham News: This column will no doubt light up the blog-o-sphere. There’s been a major debate going on since the crash of Lion Air JT610, the Boeing 737-8 MAX that immediately became a… Read More